Your First Summer Job



What was your first Summer job?  Kids are getting out of school and heading to work this Summer.  In Idaho, kids can go to work when they’re as young as 13.   What was your first summer job?

Jobs Teens Can Perform

  • Teens 13 or younger can baby-sit, deliver newspapers, or work as an actor or performer.
  • 14- and 15-year-olds may work in a variety of jobs including those located in offices, grocery stores, retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, amusement parks, baseball parks or gasoline service stations. However, they are prohibited from working in jobs declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor.
  • 16- and 17-year-olds can work in any job that hasn’t been declared hazardous. There are 17 hazardous jobs young workers under the age of 18 are prohibited from doing. Some of these jobs include mining, meat packing or processing, using power-driven bakery machines or paper-product machines, roofing, and excavation operations. Most driving is also prohibited.



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